The beginning of knowledge is the understanding of ignorance. Upon reflection, I believe a primary purpose of a journal, diary, or any other personal memoir is to allow the writer to look back in time and discover his arrogance and also remind him of his ignorance. The link jumps to a collection of writings I jotted down during my sophomore year at Brigham Young University. For the inquiring mind, enjoy. For the indifferent, I at least recommend sporadic journaling.